Major Dimensions of Inequalities in India: Gender

  • 2014
  • Sona Mitra

Gender inequality in India constitutes one of the major concerns in the current development paradigm. It manifests itself in various forms and is a core determinant of majority of women’s lives in the Indian sub-continent. Several research studies and reports by multilateral organisations have shown the existence of the different facets of gender inequality in India. The Global Gender Gap Report, 2013, ranks India at 101 among 136 countries, behind Maldives but ahead of Nepal and Pakistan. The report which used the four parameters for measuring gender inequality, namely, economic participation and opportunity, health and survival, educational attainment and political empowerment, put India four notches above its 2012 ranking.

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